Kane brace fires Tottenham past AFC Wimbledon

08 January, 2018, 02:27 | Author: Darrell Lopez
  • Tottenham Team Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Erik Lamela speak to the media during a Tottenham Hotspur training session at AAMI Park

Wimbledon's Jimmy Abdou hit the crossbar with a curling first-half effort and Spurs needed 63 nervy minutes at Wembley before finally breaking down their League One opponents.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has bemoaned the difficulty of teams retaining their best players amid interest from the sport's biggest and richest clubs.

They are also reportedly interested in signing PSG's Edinson Cavani, but Kane is the first choice should Tottenham be willing to sell for the price tag set upon him.

Kane beat both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the highest goalscoring tally of past year - 56 in total - and has attracted the attention of Zinedine Zidane, who will look to replace Karim Benzema at the end of the season.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur after replaced during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and

Mauricio Pochettino insists they will do all they can to keep Kane in north London and the striker has over four years left on his contract so no doubt it would take well in excess of £150m to tempt them in to a sale.

Two minutes later he pounced again from close range. In the Premier League they have played 22 games, of which they have won 12, drawn five and lost five, while they have scored 42 goals and conceded 21 times. The second half was hard - they started well and had some chances. Kieran Trippier released Moussa Sissoko down the right and he pulled back for Kane to bundle home in the 63rd minute.

The visitors were still reeling from the opener when, just 111 seconds later, a Kyle Walker-Peters pass found its way to the England striker, who capitalised on slack marking to score his 26th goal of the season.

Kane was expected to be rested for the game but having been selected from the start by Pochettino, it was no great surprise that he was the man to make the difference. He has already netted 26 in all competitions this season.




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